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Reinforced Plastics news, September 2012

McLaren P1 debuts at Paris Motor Show

McLaren Automotive has unveiled its new 'supercar,' the McLaren P1, at the Paris Motor Show. It car features a carbon fibre composite monocoque and lightwe

The new V126-3.0 MW turbine is the latest variant of the 3 MW platform on which the V112-3.0 MW is built.

A report looking into the sector's development to date claims that more could be done to encourage clean local energy and economic development by implement

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) argues that EU electricity market rules must reflect the energy generation mix of the future

Spanish process automation specialist MTorres and US tool design and engineering company Pacifica Engineering Inc have signed an agreement under which MTor

Umeco will be exhibiting UBC’s Coren® urban bike with composite frame at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show in Düsseldorf in October.

Gurit's structural engineering team helped in the realisation of 'Halo', a wind-activated kinetic sculpture now installed in Central Park, Sydney, Australi

Hexcel has officially opened an extension to its prepreg plant in Parla, Spain. This doubles capacity at the facility in order to support increasing build

According to reports in the automotive press, a limited-run lightweight Volkswagen Golf featuring carbon fibre composite and aluminium could be launched in

The substantial growth experienced by the German wind energy industry last year was followed by a stable upwards trend on the home market in the first six

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc is raising prices for its base epoxy products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa Region.

Interplastic Corporation’s Molding Products Division has announced a price increase for its sheet moulding compound (SMC) products.

Integran Technologies Inc has been awarded patent protection for its vacuum-tight electroplated nanometal coating for thermoplastic and composite parts.

Owens Corning's new furnace at its glass reinforcements facility in Tlaxcala, Mexico, is now operational, more than doubling production capacity at the pla

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that the assembly of the test airframe for its CSeries aircraft is underway at its Experimental Test Facility in St-Laur

juwi CEO Matthias Willenbacher has criticised the German government for backtracking on its energy revolution agenda and looking to slow it down on the bas

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, a specialist in composite materials and structural engineering services, officially opening its new Asia Pac

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for all products sold in Europe.

Annette Schavan, Federal Minister of Research, and Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Environment have invited 450 experts to discuss how market instrumen

The development of offshore wind resources will be "vital for many of the Baltic nations, as they look to meet their commitments to boost renewable energy

CCP Composites is planning to add a new gel-coat manufacturing facility in North America.

Reichhold has announced a price increase on unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and bonding pastes for the European composites indu

The organisation says it is the first offshore turbine manufacturer to enable the installation of blades on the hub in all positions up to 330 degrees, and

US composites industry distributor Associated Industries has become an approved Henkel distributor.

The current slump in sales of commercial vehicles globally can be found above all in Western Europe, Brazil and China, and overall, the industry is likely

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coats sold in Europe, the Midd

North Sea Boats Ltd has launched a new 63 m carbon fibre composite trimaran destined for the Indonesian Navy.

Composite materials supplier Gurit and HAWART Sondermaschinenbau GmbH have agreed to cooperate in the production of mould and transport systems for wind tu

In 2011, Japan accounted for 7% of total installed PV capacity, according to a new research report.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Momentive Specialty Chemicals is introducing a new epoxy system to speed up production of carbon fibre composites for structural automotive components by r

As well as being a strong partner to the civil aviation industry, Premium AEROTEC has important roles in the Eurofighter combat aircraft and the A400M mili

Carbon fibre converter Simatex's facilities in the UK and US have been awarded the AS9100 Revision C quality standard for the aerospace market.

Premium AEROTEC has developed a carbon fibre composite wing spar with a sinewave-shaped web in a two-year project with Boeing.

Tygavac Advanced Materials Ltd, part of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials supplier Airtech Advanced Materials Group, will be moving to a new f

Speciality chemicals company LANXESS has acquired German company Bond- Laminates GmbH to strengthening its portfolio of lightweight materials for the autom

Belgium company Armacell Benelux SA and Sino Composite Co Ltd of China have signed a long-term agreement to jointly sell and distribute ArmaFORM PET foam c

GE has installed 300 wind turbines in Brazil to date, a figure set to triple over the next two years, the firm announced at the Brazil Windpower Conference

The first wing for the A350 XWB has arrived at Airbus’ final assembly line in Toulouse, France, where the new Airbus wide-body aircraft is being assembled.

Owens Corning has announced that its OptiSpray™ rovings, designed for spray-up processes in marine, sanitary, swimming pools and transportation application

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Netzsch Japan K.K. has acquired Bruker’s thermal analysis instruments business in Japan. The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.

SWORL and Nexeo Solutions have teamed up to provide manufacturers a complete resource for implementing reusable vacuum bags into manufacture of composite p

There needs to be less vertical integration in the wind industry and companies in the sector need to start working together better, according to Jukka-Pekk

Ashland Performance Materials will present its Pliogrip™ structural adhesives for carbon fibre composite structures and other materials used in the automot

The M. F. Cachat Company has formed a strategic marketing and distribution arrangement with US distributors Associated Industries Inc, Schibley Chemical Co

AkzoNobel and OM Group (OMG) have signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement for OMG’s Borchi® Oxy Cure accelerators. The agreement is limited to

Glass fibre reinforcements producer Owens Corning has opened its new China Composites Centre in Shanghai.

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has confirmed it is in talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries regarding a potential strategic cooperation.

New Zealand company Waikato Milking Systems claims to have manufactured the world’s first composite rotary platform for the dairy industry. It expects the

AkzoNobel and DSM will introduce their BluCure™ cobalt-free curing technology for composite resins at the China Composites Expo in Shanghai.

Gurit has announced the continuation of supplies of Gurit prepreg materials to an existing aerospace customer for the years 2012 to 2014.

Mikrosam, a specialist in composite manufacturing processes based in Macedonia, has opened the Institute for Advanced Composites and Robotics (IACR).

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing South American prices for unsaturated polyester resins, epoxy vinyl ester resins and gel-coats sold into the co

The Crown Estate is seeking opinions from the offshore wind industry with regard to offshore wind test and demonstration (T&D) sites in UK waters.

Composite Advantage LLC’s FiberSPAN™ fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) bridge deck has been installed on a new three-span steel superstructure at Wolf Creek N

DSM Composite Resins has developed a new resin which is said to offer wind turbine blade manufacturers the mechanical performance of epoxy resin with the p

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of August.

Tokyo-based Toho Tenax Co Ltd, the Teijin Group's carbon fibre business, and Shanghai-based Teijin Aramid Asia Co Ltd, its aramid fibre business, will exhi

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